March Cajun Chronicles

4-H Achievement Day

On a “normal” year, 4-H members from all clubs in the parish would come together on one day, 4-H Achievement Day, to compete in individual contests, club contests, fun games and activities, and a closing awards program. As with many other events and activities this year, we will be modifying 4-H Achievement day. This year, we will offer Achievement Day in a virtual format. Any 4-H member can participate in any of the 4-H contests. 4-H members participating in contests will compete according to grade level divisions.

  • Division 1 – 4th – 5th grade
  • Division II – 6th – 8th grade
  • Division III – 9th – 12th grade

Cloverbud Division

Cloverbuds can participate in all contests below. Cloverbuds will receive participation certificates. Read contests guideline below for individual contest rules.

A Virtual 4-H Achievement Day Awards Program will be held May 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Demonstration Contest

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Demonstrations may be on any appropriate topic.

1. An individual 4-H member or a team of two 4-H members may conduct the demonstration. No more than 2 members may be on a team. Team members must be from the same school and in the same grade.

2. Demonstrations should range in length of 3-4 minutes.

3. Only one team demo and one individual demo entry allowed per 4-H member.

4. A video submission of the demonstration is due to the 4-H office by April 19, 2021. The video should be saved to a blank jump drive, placed in a 3 ½ x 6 envelope labeled with the type of demo (individual or team) your name, school name and grade on the front.

4-H Public Speaking

1. An individual contestant may speak on any appropriate topic. Speeches should be 3-4 minutes in length.

2. Posters or other illustrated materials may be used.

3. Only one speech entry allowed per 4-H member.

4. A video submission of the speech is due to the 4-H office by April 19, 2021. The video should be saved to a blank jump drive, placed in a 3 ½ x 6 envelope labeled with your name, school name and grade on the front.

Photography Contest

Any 4-H member will be allowed to participate in this contest. The contest will consist of a written test pertaining to material from project book.

  1. Member should submit a picture taken by the 4-H member within the last 6 months, no bigger than 5x7 attached to a standard sized paper. Write a brief paragraph describing your picture.
  2. Picture and paragraph are due to the 4-H office on April 19, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. A hard copy or a file can be saved to blank jump drive. The hard copy or jump drive should be placed in an envelope labeled with the contest name, member name, school, and grade on the front.
  3. Members who submit a picture and paragraph will be emailed the written test on April 22, 2021. The test must be completed by April 26, 2021.

4-H Fashion Review

Do you like fashion? If so, you can enter the Terrebonne Parish 4-H Virtual Fashion Review. Any 4-H member can participate in this parish activity. To participate in this contest, contact Ms. Cherie Roger at 985-873-6495 for registration forms by March 29, 2021.4-H members can sew an outfit or compete in “ready to Wear’ in which they would buy an outfit and complete paperwork. Registration forms and garments will be due to the 4-H office by April 19, 2021.

Art Contest

1. Any 4-H member will be allowed to participate in this contest. Cloverbuds will receive participation.

2. The 4-H member will be allowed to enter no more than one entry per category.

3. The 4-H members should have completed the Art project mostly on their own, with minimal help from an adult.

4. FOOD should not be used.

5. Items must have been made by the child during the last 12 months and never previously exhibited.

6. Categories:

Woodworking – any wood project made by the 4-H member.

Paintings- watercolor, tempera, poster, acrylic, etc. can be used. Paper, canvas, wood, glass, and other surfaces can be used. The painting should not be larger than 16 X 20. Paintings do not have to be framed.

Drawing - pencil, charcoal, colored chalk, pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, markers, etc. Paper drawings should be mounted on a board. Completed picture should be no larger than 11x14.

Recycled art Your entry must be made from used items that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled such as metals, paper, rubber, glass, plastics, or cloth to name a few.

4-H Art/Craft - Any 4-H art or craft that includes a 4-H theme or clover.

7. The art should be labeled with the 4-H members name, school, grade, and category.

8. Items are due to the 4-H office by April 19, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

9. Ribbons and certificates will be awarded and will be handed out at the May club meeting.

4-H Meetings

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The 4-H Agents hold at least 2 virtual meetings each month.

Any Terrebonne 4-H member can join our virtual meetings. The March 4-H Virtual Meetings are scheduled for March 8 and 23, 2021.

Each Meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social time to visit with friends from 5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

To register for the March 4-H Meeting, visit

Youth Must be registered at least the day before the meeting they plan to attend to receive the email with the information. Once the 4-H members register for a meeting, they will be emailed a link to join the meeting. We will use Microsoft Teams for our meetings. Instructions for using Teams will be sent to those who register. A 4-H member only attends one of the meetings.

Character Chat –Fairness

Win or lose, do it fairly. – Knute Rockne

"But that's not fair!" How many times have we heard this statement….from children and adults? This month, our character word is FAIRNESS. One who is fair could also be described as wise and graceful, always trying to do what is right.

Fairness: This means to be fair and just in dealing with everyone; treat everyone equally. Make decisions without playing favorites and don't take advantage of others. Don't blame others carelessly or unjustly. Take only your fair share, take turns, and share with others.

Sportsmanship: Play by the rules, be honest in your judgments of scoring and penalties, and take turns. Make sure that teams are set up equally. Let competition guide you to do your best, not get the best of the opponents. Win and lose graciously.

Openness: Keep an open mind and hear people out. Listen to what others have to say and get the facts before you decide your feelings or opinions on the matter. In a disagreement, try to see the other person's side.

Ways to Treat People Fairly

  • Find ways to share, take turns, and feel less jealous.
  • Ask people what you can do to help make things fairer.
  • Include others in games and activities; don't leave people out.
  • Respect people who are different from you.

Signs of Fairness

You are developing a sense of fairness if you…

  • take turns regularly when playing with other children
  • share toys consistently when playing with other children
  • follow the rules when playing games
  • listen attentively to another person's point of view
  • accept consequences of misbehavior

Fairness Bumper Sticker:

  • Create a bumper sticker to promote the character word “FAIRNESS”.
  • Should be created on an 11 x 4 size paper.
  • Use pictures, words, symbols, etc. to create your bumper sticker. Make it colorful and attractive.
  • One entry per member.
  • Fairness Bumper Stickers are due to the 4-H Office by March 31, 2021. Make sure to include the 4-H members name, school name and grade on the back of the entry.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in elementary (4th-6th), middle (7th – 8th), and high school (9th – 12th) divisions will be selected.

Clover Coins

The March Clover Coin shopping day is scheduled for

March 26, 2021 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For every 4-H event, meeting, contest, etc. that a 4-H member participates/competes in this year, they will earn clover coins.

Members can visit the 4-H office to redeem their clover coins during Clover Coin Shopping hours. A variety of 4-H items will be available for members to purchase using your clover coins. These are not actual coins that members receive. We are keeping track of participation and awarding clover coins (points) that members will redeem when shopping.

Cooking with Clovers

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We have enjoyed this new virtual experience! Thanks to all who have joined us so far. What is Cooking with Clovers? 4-H members have the opportunity to cook dishes using our Louisiana commodities. A special clover chef will host the cooking class, showing our guest how to cook a dish step by step. The 4-H member will cook the dish with the special clover chef (they can also watch the demo and not cook). The clover chef will go over facts about the specific Louisiana commodity. 4-H members will sign up for the demo using a link given by the 4-H office. Prior to the class, the 4-H member will be emailed a list of ingredients to make the dish as well as a link to join the live cooking class. At the end of the demo, the 4-H member will have a cooked dish to serve to their family.

Join us for our March class:

Cooking with Clovers – Sugar Edition

This event will be held March 26, 2021, via Teams. You must register to participate.

To register for this cooking class, visit

The 4-H member must be registered by March 24, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. This class is open to all Terrebonne 4-H members.

Outstanding 4-H Member Application


This year, 4-H members will be responsible for completing an outstanding 4-H member application if they would like to be considered being recognized for the award. Outstanding members will be announced during the virtual Achievement Day Awards on May 6, 2021.

The outstanding member application can be found using the following link:

The link will open on March 8, 2021 and will close on April 16, 2021. Please note: Completing this application does not guarantee that you will be selected as an Outstanding 4-H Club Member.

Poster Contest Results

Thanks to all who participated in our poster contest. Congratulations to the following members:

Dairy Poster Contest Results:

Division I

  • 1st – Quinn Pellegrin – Bourg Elementary
  • 2nd Lexi Callais – Member at Large and Corrine McElroy – MMS
  • 3rd Aida Pizzolato – St. Francis

Division II

  • 1st Mirrae Faul – HJH
  • 2nd Grant Roger – SBS
  • 3rd Breelyn Portier – MMS

Beef Poster Contest Results:

Division I

  • 1st Theron Wunstell – Bayou Black Ele
  • 2nd Lexi Callais – Member at large
  • 3rd Macey Henson- Bayou Black Ele

Division II

  • 1st Benton Walker – MMS

Division DIGITAL

  • 1st Place Tennly Portier – MMS

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